Geology Unit StudyWeek 5: We used crayons Crayola Model Magic to model the rock cycle.
Rocks are scientific clues which help us decode the mystery of landforms. They can tell stories about past volcanic activity and whether a landscape was once covered with water. Some rocks are typically found alongside other rocks and knowing which are found together can lead to new discoveries underground.
There are three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Through heat, pressure and erosion, each type of rock can be changed into the other two. Last year Lucinda at Navigating by Joy put together a fabulous rock cycle unit study. Her post contains several links to videos and additional resources we found very useful. Our favorite portion of her post was by far simulating the rock cycle with crayon. We repeated her rock cycle experiment with crayon and then got even better results using Crayola Model Magic.
Rock Cycle Simulated with Crayola Model Magic
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